We were joined by colleagues from Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Anglesey and Gwynedd.
< ———–Another big thank you to Siwan Meirion, the Basic Skills Coordinator for Wrexham, for her active support thoughout the day.
And her laughter>
Today would have been Anne Frank, the Holocaust diarist’s, 80th birthday. The Anne Frank.org site includes links to some of the “celebrations” going on around the world.
It also includes the lovely quote below:
Just imagine how forgetful I’ll be when I’m eighty!
(Anne Frank, May 11, 1944)
The Anne Frank Trust U.K. has released a photo showing how would have looked had she lived to see her 80th birthday.
The picture uses age progression technology to depicts the iconic diarist as she may have looked had she not perished from typhus and starvation at the age of 15 in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in 1945.
It has been fascinating to have a Welsh English translator working alongside us durin the week. Today, Catrin Gilkes, also proved to be an amazing typist, translating our mysterious inventor characters into Welsh, LIVE, in the on screen journal in Myst IV!
We discussed how language can have an impact on the way we think. It reminded me of this article “Is it true that the language I speak shapes my thoughts?” from The Linguistic Society of America site.
On a lighter note, somebody today recommended Ping-a-Pal for a bit of a laugh.
Ping-a-Pal is a free greeting card site that allows you to select from existing animations and design a custom greeting card on the fly! You can then send your card to anyone with an email address. It’s loads of fun, so go try it!
You don’t need to SEND a Ping-a-Pal animation. It might be a fun way to make a quick message to a class on a whiteboard.
Drag and drop animations and text boxes from the left side of the window onto the main stage.
Click the PREVIEW button to see your animations in action — otherwise you won’t know what they really look like!
Use the left and right PAGE buttons to browse through all the animations in a category.
Click the ADD SCENE button to create additional scenes to extend your story with more animations and text.
The gallery is a collection of ping-things sent by users. View them to get ideas, or edit one to make your own version to send to others. To submit a ping-thing to the gallery, make sure you select that option in the SEND window. The gallery includes the message ”If we approve your ping-thing for the gallery, it will be shown to the public, so don’t submit ping-things that are personal in nature” as a reassurance that they monitor submissions (to a certain extent at least).
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